Representatives with the Civil Air Patrol tell ANN two
highly-regarded members of the Civil Air Patrol -- Col. Edwin W.
Lewis Jr., director of operations for CAP’s Pacific Region,
and Col. Dion E. DeCamp, commander of CAP’s Nevada Wing --
died Thursday evening when their CAP Cessna 182 impacted
mountainous terrain south of Las Vegas.
New Hampshire-based fractional ownership program PlaneSense
tells ANN it plans to add the Grob spn light twin jet to its
current fleet of Pilatus PC-12 turboprops in 2008. Alpha Flying,
which operates the fractional program, recently placed 25 firm
orders and options for the spn.
Applying "Reason" To The Debates On User Fees, And Airline
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 11.09.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- A Dose Of "Reason":
11.09.07 (ANN Special Report, with Bob Poole, Director of
Transportation Studies for the Reason Foundation.)
Quest Aircraft told ANN Friday of the successful first flight of
S/N002, the second production Kodiak turboprop to take to the
skies. The aircraft, which will be delivered to the customer early
next month, flew for about an hour on Tuesday, November 6. S/N002
joins S/N001 and the Kodiak prototype in the fleet, as work on the
production line continues to accelerate.
L-3 Communications announced Thursday its Cincinnati Electronics
(L-3 CE) subsidiary has been selected by Alliant Techsystems to
provide the avionics subsystem and components for NASA's Ares I
launch vehicle. The approximately-$65 million program effort will
run through June 2014.
The Royal Air Force's first Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,
Britain's most sophisticated unmanned surveillance system, has
taken to the air in Afghanistan -- one month after the first USAF
Reaper entered operational service.
The European Space Agency's comet chaser, Rosetta, is on its way
to its second close encounter with Earth next Tuesday. The
spacecraft's operators are leaving no stones unturned to make sure
Earth's gravity gives it the exact boost it needs en route to its
ANN REALTIME REPORTING 11.09.07 1420 EST: The
National Air Traffic Controllers Association tells ANN controllers
at Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center have lost all of
their radio frequencies -- used to communicate with pilots -- and
also their landline phone communications to communicate with other
air traffic control facilities.
All But One Aviation-Related Areas Of Concern Rated
Six near runway collisions at San Francisco, New York, Ft.
Lauderdale and other airports were narrowly averted in just the
last six months... leading the NTSB to highlight the issue of
runway safety as among its most important issue areas to be
addressed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Hong Kong-Based Carrier Builds Up Passenger, Cargo Fleets
On Thursday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways announced the
Hong Kong-based carrier has ordered 10 Boeing 747-8 Freighters and
seven more 777-300ERs. At list prices, the entire deal is valued at
In a major bust Wednesday, federal and local law enforcement
agents raided numerous warehouses around Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport, and arrested 24 illegal workers suspected of
using phony security badges to work in restricted areas around the
Adds Liquor, FF Perks To The Battle Between 'Apple Juices' And
If there was any question before of just how serious Southwest
Airlines was with its push to lure more business travelers to the
carrier... that's been answered. This week, in addition to radically altering its
storied "cattle call" boarding process, Southwest --
once considered an airline-for-the-masses -- also announced new
perks for passengers paying higher-price, last-minute airfares.
Spurred on by two separate accidents involving helicopters
conducting air tour operations over the Grand Canyon, on Thursday
the National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations to
the Federal Aviation Administration and the Tour Operators Program
of Safety geared towards weeding out problem pilots, before they
can cause accidents.
Once-727 Mechanic Ray Conner Named Replacement In Global Sales
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President, Sales, Larry
Dickenson announced his intention to retire Thursday from the
planemaker, effective December 31. Raymond (Ray) Conner will
replace Dickenson as vice president, Sales, reporting to Commercial
Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson.
If anyone ever wondered why twin-engine commercial airliners
must be able to continue takeoff on just one engine... here's why.
Passengers on a South African Boeing 737-200 spent some terrifying
moments bracing for the worst, after the aircraft's right engine
fell off the wing during takeoff Wednesday afternoon.